Past Events and Speaking Engagements

Carbon Management Dialogue – Houston, Tx

November 16 – 17, 2023

Rice University, Bioscience Research Cooperative

A conversation about carbon capture, transport, and storage in the Greater Houston Area.

A free, in-person and virtual summit about where, how, and under what conditions carbon management projects take place in the Greater Houston Area, if at all.

Hosted by Climate Now, in partnership with Rice University, METRO, and the City of Houston and sponsored by the Department of Energy, this hybrid event featured a series of listening sessions, intimate workshops, and discussions designed to inform and engage local stakeholders (including community, industry, government, academia, developers, researchers, and regulators) on the topic of carbon management, with a focus on carbon capture and storage in the Greater Houston Area. The goal was to identify key challenges and potential solutions around the impact of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in climate change, environmental justice, and the energy transition, in order to inform a community workshop to be held in collaboration with local community groups and stakeholders in Spring 2024.

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May 13, 2023

Net-Zero Cities: Westchester County Clean Energy Fair

On Saturday, May 13th, Climate Now in partnership with Rye Sustainability, hosted the inaugural Net Zero Cities: Westchester County Clean Energy Fair at Rye Middle School.  Presented by Dandelion Geothermal, the clean energy fair convened a diverse group of local stakeholders, educators, small business owners and community leaders to educate area residents about Westchester County’s path to Net-Zero.  Decarbonization can only be accomplished through community engagement and participation and this event shared the necessary steps on how individuals and families can help achieve this goal.

The event featured an Electric Cars and Coffee activation, sponsored by Curry Auto Group, panels on The Benefits of Electrification, Climate Friendly Yards and Gardens and Net-Zero Homes and Buildings, a vendor and exhibitor fair and fabulous live performances from a selection of local bands.

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April 21, 2023

Carbon Management Technical Symposium

The California Energy Research Center (CERC) at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), Climate Now, and the Livermore Lab Foundation held the second annual Carbon Management Symposium in Bakersfield, CA on April 21, 2023. We were joined by the community, industry, policymakers, and academia in a technical discussion on the topic of carbon management. The purpose of this returning symposium is to increase awareness of the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of carbon management. Designed to foster both learning and conversation, this symposium allows stakeholders and experts to engage in a scientific discussion on the current state of carbon management technology, and how we can collectively support increased use of carbon capture and storage to benefit the region.

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March 30, 2023

What is the Future of Agriculture?

What does the Central Valley look like in 2045? The climate that has allowed California to become a global food producer is changing. Many producers already implement soil- and climate-smart practices like cover-cropping. How can agriculture producers and land owners continue to make profit and increase yields under drought, groundwater use restrictions, and warmer weather? How can California support farmers’ transition to new practices and adoption of new technologies?

The Maddy Institute, in partnership with Climate Now and the Livermore Lab Foundation, hosted an audience of 700+ in-person and virtual registrants at this first-of-its-kind summit at California State University, Fresno’s Satellite Student Union.

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April 29th, 2022

Live Panel: Carbon Sequestration Symposium at CSUB

James Lawler, Founder and host of Climate Now moderated a live panel on the topic of carbon sequestration at California State University of Bakersfield. Panelists include: Ken Haney, Strategic Advisor – Carbon Management Organization California Resources Corporation Bakersfield, CA; Lorelei Oviatt, Director of Kern County Planning and Natural Resources; and Sarah Saltzer, Managing Director for Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and the Stanford Carbon Initiative.

Click here to view the virtual recording of the full summit and panel discussions.